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Voters OK Potterville Schools Bond Proposal, Other Greater Lansing Tax Issues

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Greater Lansing voters OK'd a trio of tax proposals in Tuesday's election.

Residents in the Potterville district authorized the school system to issue bonds and borrow up to $28 million for renovations, including construction of an auxiliary gym and early childhood classrooms.

The measure passed handily with 61% of 782 votes cast in favor, according to an unofficial tally Tuesday night. The district's property tax rate will stay the same since Potterville paired the 2.45-mill bond increase with a 2.45-mill drop of its sinking fund millage.

In the city of Lansing, voters approved a proposal to maintain the city's current tax rate and prevent a rollback of a 19.44-mill "essential services" property tax that funds police, fire, roads and sidewalks.

Additionally, Leslie school district voters agreed to maintain an existing 18-mill tax on non-homestead properties like businesses, rentals and second homes.

Sarah Lehr is a state government reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.
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